WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies

Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive  detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas, the world at large was introduced to the newest threat from our automated, dystopian present — cheap weaponized drone technology.

For Luke Fox, the founder and chief executive of WhiteFox Defense Technologies, it was simply the latest in a string of events proving the need for the kinds of services his company is developing. Something he calls “a highway patrol for the sky.”

From drug smuggling to reconnaissance and information gathering to terror attacks, unmanned aerial drones are no longer the provenance of state military and police actors, and are increasingly being used by criminal organizations to open new, aerial fronts in their operations.

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ADTRAN Acquires SmartRG—Leading Provider of Connected Home Software Platforms & Cloud Services


Robust portfolio and specialized industry expertise to capitalize on growing global markets and trends

ADTRAN, Inc., (ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced its acquisition today of SmartRG Inc—a pacesetter and accomplished innovator of carrier-class, open-source connected home platforms and cloud services for broadband service providers.

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Based in Vancouver, Washington, SmartRG brings long-standing industry leadership and expertise in open-source software development, as well as a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-managementanalyticsWi-Fi-enabled residential gateways and its SmartOS software platform. The company’s executive team and employees will remain in place to ensure a seamless transition and accelerated market share growth, while leveraging ADTRAN’s global reach and resources.

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Match Group Partners with Syndio to ensure Pay Equity

DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) - the owner of Tinder, OkCupid, Match, Hinge and others - today announced that it partnered with Syndio to conduct a thorough and comprehensive pay analysis for all employees. Over the last five months, Syndio, which empowers organizations to find and fix pay equity issues and maintain equity, was able to determine – after a detailed analysis by statisticians and consultants - that Match Group has achieved 100% pay equity by gender.

Mandy Ginsberg, Match Group's Chief Executive Officer, spearheaded the audit as part of her commitment to implement company policies and benefits that foster a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.

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Match Group's CEO audited the company's payroll to make sure she was paying women equally and was surprised at the results

When Mandy Ginsberg took over as CEO of online dating juggernaut Match Group in mid-2017, she was determined to alter the perception of the industry as a "bro culture" world. 

And one step she made was to audit the salaries of her own workforce, which is now 1,500 people, to see if she was paying women and men equally for equal work. 

She was shocked to discover that at her company — the largest operator of dating apps with brands like Tinder, Match, Plenty of Fish and dozens of others — her female employees were 100% equally paid, according to the findings by……

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Building a robot? Occipital wants to provide the eyes.....

A few years back, Occipital  released a sensor that turned your iPad into a portable 3D scanner. Called the Occipital Structure, it packed lasers and cameras into a snap-on package that let the iPad be used for anything from accurately measuring a room’s dimensions to building 3D models for building prosthetic limbs. The catch? For the most part, it only worked with iOS.

Today Occipital is announcing a more flexible (and powerful) alternative: Structure Core. With built-in motion sensors and compatibility with Windows, Linux, Android or macOS, it’s meant for projects where cramming in an iPad just doesn’t make sense. Think robots, or mixed reality headsets.

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